Sunday, March 31, 2013
I got up this morning with my back aching. I guess, walking the girls was a bit too much yesterday. We didn't walk today. I listened to myself and rested this am.
There was some fighting between my dad and his wife over me. I found out about it late yesterday. Seems his wife has a real problem with my dietary restrictions. I have been a vegetarian for over 19 years. The last meal my mom cooked for me was for my birthday in 1995, and it was vegetarian. My dad and his current wife have been together for a bit over 10 years.
I noticed the last two times we were invited to their house there wasn't anything veggie for me to eat. Well it came out yesterday that she will "not cook too meals" nor will she change what she likes to have for my benefit (she buts bacon and/or bacon grease in everything she eats). She told my dad I had to bring my own food. Needless to say I was a bit PO'ed.
I get a call this am that my dad did get me some soy chicken and micro veggies, please just bring salad. I get there and my dad is in the kitchen cooking, his wife is in the living room not speaking to either of us. He has a pint of home made potato salad set aside for me without bacon. He made me veggie gravy (vegetable soup broth, corn flour, and seasonings) and has a bag of broccoli and cauliflower ready to cook. He had gone out last night and gotten me a meal while she was sleeping.
I do so love my dad and he still takes wonderful care of me. I hate the fact that this causes him strife. He tells me not to worry or just to "hush myself" but it still hurts.
Anyway, there was a very small turn out - just me, hubby, boy child, two uncles, and a cousin. Normally that would be disappointing but instead we had some time to talk and share. Got to hear a bunch of old war stories from my uncle (MP in Vietnam). We talked about things that the "wife" hates which sent her to another room. I was so sad (not). It was fun and I felt like I got to bond with my uncle in a way we hadn't been able to before. So I ended up feeling pretty good on the day.
I'm home and resting my back. I have to go back to work tomorrow but I should be ok. Just need to keep the activities light. I can do that.
Here is hoping everyone had a good day!